Connect with us

National

Secrets of the ‘uncrushable’ beetle revealed – Yahoo News Australia

How a tiny insect with super-tough body armour can survive being stamped on or run over by a car.

Published

on

post featured image

The diabolical ironclad beetle is one tough critter, as its name might suggest.
Equipped with super-tough body armour, the insect can survive being stamped on or even run over by a car.
Now scientists have investigated the secrets of how the beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight.
And the findings could give clues to building tougher materials for use in construction and aeronautics.
The research, published in the journal Nature, could lead to “tough, impact- and crush-resistant…

Click here to view the original article.